What’s On: Events, week of June 27

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Friday, June 27

ST JAMES CHURCH GRETTON SUMMER FLOWER FESTIVAL - 2pm to 5pm

TERRY’S FRIDAY WALK - 9am to 12pm, Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre. Led by birdwatcher Terry Mitcham. £8 per person or £4 to Nature Reserve permit holders. Book on 01572 770651.

ANTIQUES TREASURES OF DYKE - 7 for 7.30pm, Dyke Village Hall. Alastair McPhie-Meiklejon from Golding Young and Mawer will give a short, humorous talk and take a look at your items. Admission £3 for adults, free for accompanied children.

Proceeds and donations for Save the Roof Fund. www.dykevillagehall.com. Esther 07842047 901.

AN EVENING WITH JUDITH ALLNATT - a talk about her recently published First World War novel, The Moon Field. 7pm, Central Library, Peterborough. Ticketss £5 (£4). 01733 864280 or in person at Peterborough Library, Peterborough Museum and Waterstones. www.vivacity-peterborough.com

DEEPING ST NICHOLAS FLOWER FESTIVAL - dedication service 7.30pm. Festival continues until June 30.

DORMAN’S FUNFAIR - Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth. From 6pm.

OAKHAM ALE TRAIL (Day two) - 11am to 10.30pm, Rutland County Museum. Rutland Camra’s annual event includes more than 100 real ales. Admission is 50p to £1.

ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL - preview evening 7-9pm, St James’ Church, Aslackby. Bar available and items will be for sale.

LAXTON VILLAGE HALL FRIDAY CLUB - 7pm, wind down for the weekend with a chat, a drink, a game. £1.50 covers running costs. All welcome.

Saturday, June 28

ST GEORGE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL PTA SUMMER FAIR - 11am - 2pm, Kesteven Road, Stamford. Variety of beach themed games, BBQ, cream teas, FREE bouncy castles, home made cake stall, tombolas, raffle and much more! All welcome.

ST JAMES CHURCH GRETTON SUMMER FLOWER FESTIVAL - 10am to 5pm. Lunches and teas in the Old School House. Children’s activities in the Village Green. Stalls.

CIDER AND SAUSAGE DAY - Black Bull, Market Overton.

SWINSTEAD WALK - Meet in Swinstead Main Street for a 6mile field and country lanes walk as part of Walk4Life. Details Jack Rackstraw 01778 436598, Barbara Wood 01778 348311 or Helen Russell 01778 345599.

ARMED FORCES DAY - 10am to 6pm, John Eve Field, Market Deeping. Flypast, games and entertainment. Free admission.

OSPREY DAWN CRUISE - 6am to 8am, Whitwell Harbour, Bull Brigg Lane. Includes breakfast, £20 (£12 for under 16s) on 01572 770651.

STEAM ON RUTLAND WATER - 10am to 5pm, Sykes Lane, Empingham. Display of large steam engines and victorian seaside attractions to celebrate the opening of the new beach and Rutland Water Park.

1940S THEMED TEA PARTY - music, food and drink from the 1940s, 2-5pm, The Croft, North Road, Bourne. On behalf of the Bourne Royal British Legion Womens’ Section. Vintage dress welcomed. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed guests. Tickets £2.50 from The Croft sales office: 01778 426995. All proceeds will go to the Bourne Royal British Legion.

TRADITIONAL FETE - 2-5pm, Pickwell Manor. Proceeds to Pickwell and Leesthorpe Church and Village Hall.

STRETTON FEAST WEEK - Treasure Hunt (approx 3 hours) starting 3pm from Stretton bus stop. Entry £5 per car. Richard Foster 01780411020 .

DEEPING ST NICHOLAS FLOWER FESTIVAL - viewing and refreshments, 10am-4pm, Deeping St Nicholas Parish Church. Festival continues until June 30.

AN EVENING MARC MORRIS - historian and broadcaster and author of the bestselling book, A Great and Terrible King and The Norman Conquest. Talk starts at 7.30pm in Peterborough Central Library followed by a booksigning. Tickets £6 for adults, £4 for children. 01733 207 239 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

DORMAN’S FUNFAIR - Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth. From 2pm.

BOURNE TO LAUGH - Laughtercise, 2pm, 86 Beech Avenue, Bourne. Games, practice yogic breathing techniques, learn to laugh for no reason and enjoy a very relaxing meditation. For more details contact Linda Nightingale: 01778 422469; 07849 776045

www.nightingale-holistics.com/laughter-yoga ;Facebook - BourneTo Laugh.

COLSTERWORTH VILLAGE GARDEN FETE AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW - 2pm and 4pm. At Millfield, Back Lane, Colsterworth by kind permission of The Acorn Care & Education Group. The fete is organised jointly by the Parish and Methodist Churches with other village organisations having stalls too. Stalls include: Smash a Croc, BBQ, Home produce Stall, Books, Unwanted Treasures, tombola and a fantastic Days and Meals Out Raffle with prizes kindly donated by local venues including Grantham Bowl, The White Lion, Stoke Rochford Golf Club. Details: Helen Scorror 01476 860126.

PRIORY COURT STAMFORD SUMMER FAIR - 2pm - 4pm. Stalls, tea, barbecue and entertainment. All welcome.

MARKET OVERTON FEAST WEEKEND - 11am to 4pm. Street fair on Main Street. Food and fun activities for the whole family. Dog show at Market Overton Cricket Club at 3pm. Visit www.feastweekend.co.uk

PROMS IN THE PARK - 6.30pm, Cutts Close, Oakham. A number of performances to mark Armed Forces Day in Oakham. Donations to Help for Heroes.

OAKHAM ALE TRAIL (Day three) - 11am to 10.30pm, Rutland County Museum. Rutland Camra’s annual event includes more than 100 real ales. Admission is 50p to £1.

SUMMER COFFEE MORNING - 10am to midday, The Salvation Army, Manning Road, Bourne. Teas and coffees, bacon baps and toasted sandwiches, sales tables with bric-a-brac, jewellery, books and games.

COLLYWESTON SLATING DEMONSTRATION - 10am – 4pm in St John’s Church. Expert slater, David Ellis, shows how this traditional limestone roofing material has been fashioned and used over the centuries. Organised by Stamford Civic Society and the Churches Conservation Trust. Free admission.

BREAKFAST CLUB - meets in the Congregational Church hall in Oakham, 8.30am until 10.30am. Open to all ages. There are games for youngsters with free coffee/tea/drinks/toast for all. Everyone is welcome.

RYHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER FETE - midday - 4pm. To mark the 50th anniversary.

Free admission, children’s fairground rides, games, tombola, hot food, beer tent, grand raffle, 5-a-side football, an exhibition of memorabilia.

FLOWER FESTIVAL - with a Dickensian twist, 11am-5pm, St Leonard’s Church, Rockingham. Admission £5 for adults free for children. Includes access to the Castle’s estate gardens.

ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL - 11am-5pm St James’ Church, Aslackby. Includes a range of craft stalls displaying pottery, wood turning, jewellery and felt work. Homemade cakes, teas local honey and plants for sale.

WATERMILL DISCOVERY TOUR - 9.30am-5pm, Sacrewell Farm. Adults £7.50 (£6.50), Child (2-16) £5.50, Family £23. 01780 782254; www.sacrewell.org.uk

BUS WALK - Wittering Wildwood. Meet at Queensgate bus station bay 9 at 9.40am, bus 9 at to Wittering, 6 miles, Rohan: 01733 331393

BROWNE’S HOSPITAL - Broad Street, Stamford. 11am-4pm, open to visitors until the end of September.

ST PETER’S FETE, BARROWDEN - 1pm – 4pm. Barbecue, teas, Pimms, tombola, jam jar auction, books, bric-a-brac, children’s area and bouncy castle, plants, cakes and produce, classic cars.

Sunday, June 29

STAMFORD FESTIVAL: CRIBBAGE - 3pm sharp, Stamford AFC, Kettering Road.

STAMFORD FESTIVAL: FESTIVAL QUIZ - 7.30pm, St Mary’s Vaults. No more than four per team, £5 per team.

BOURNE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL AND STREET MARKET - 10.30am to 6pm, North Street and Abbey Road, Bourne. Food stalls, games, street entertainers, music, funfair rides and much more. Free.

BOURNE ABBEY CHURCH PATRONAL CELEBRATION BUFFET LUNCH - 11.30a.m. after morning service. This will be held on the Abbey Vicarage Lawn weather permitting, if not in Abbey Church Hall. By ticket only £4 adult £2 children. Family tickets available from Merryn Woodland 01778 423232, Judy Smith 01778 422219 or Ann Northen 01778 423353.

ST JAMES CHURCH GRETTON SUMMER FLOWER FESTIVAL - 10am to 5pm. Lunches and teas in the Old School House. Children’s activities in the Village Green. Stalls. Festival Songs of Praise service at 6.30pm.

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH FETE - 2pm, Bulwick Hall. Thrapston Town Band , Teas, Tombola, raffle, cake stall, plus many other stalls. Access to the Hall gardens is via the Red Lodge road in Bulwick (just off the A43) between Corby and Stamford good parking facilities. Further details on 01780 450300.

CLASSIC CAR MEET - Black Bull, Market Overton, from midday.

STEAM ON RUTLAND WATER - 10am to 5pm, Sykes Lane, Empingham. Display of large steam engines and victorian seaside attractions to celebrate the opening of the new beach and Rutland Water Park.

SWEET PEA WEEK - until July 6, Easton Walled Gardens. Open daily, 11am-4pm. Tickets £6.75 adults, £2.75 for children.

01476 530063; www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk.

GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS - 11am-4pm, The Hawthorns, Donington. Traditional garden with extensive herbaceous borders, pond, large old English rose garden and area housing rare breed animals. Admission £3.50 adults, free for children.

GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS - 2-5.30pm, Manor House, Aslackby. First time opening for the National Gardens Scheme. Admission £4 adults, free for children.

GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS - 1-5.30pm, Willow Holt, Folkingham. One acre country garden with herbaceous flower beds, roses, vegetable and fruit areas and interesting poultry. Admission £3 adults, free for children.

ELTON GARDEN TRAIL - Fifteen gardens open to visitors from midday-5pm. Refreshments, I-Spy challenge, free parking. Trail starts at HIghgate Hall. Admission £5 adults free for accompanied children Supporting the upkeep of All Saints’ and the Methodist Chapel in Elton.

WALCOT HALL GARDENS OPEN - 2pm - 6pm, Walcot Road, near Barnack. Entry £4 for adults and £1 for children. Proceeds to the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice Appeal.

THURLBY FETE AND CAR BOOT SALE - 2- 4pm, Lawrance Park. Car boot £5 per vehicle (no need to book). Rebecca 07939 958468.

DEEPING ST NICHOLAS FLOWER FESTIVAL - 10am- 3pm followed by a service of Songs of Praise.

RUTLAND RAMBLERS –The Roaches nr Leek, Staffs 10 mile walk. All welcome. Call 01664 474352 for further details

MARKET OVERTON FEAST WEEKEND - 2pm to 5pm. 20 villagers will open their gardens to the public. Visit www.feastweekend.co.uk

OPEN GARDENS EASTON ON THE HILL - 2pm-5.30pm Tickets from village hall. £5 adults, children free. Tea and cakes available. Proceeds to charities.

RUTLAND MEMBERS GROUP OF THE LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND WILDLIFE TRUST - 2pm, a guided walk at the Bloody Oaks Quarry. The quarry is approached via the minor road, which leaves the A606 Oakham-Stamford road and passes straight through Empingham village. Follow this road for about 3 km towards the A1. The reserve is east of the road at the northern edge of a large block of woodland.

DG MUSIC SUMMER PARTY - 4pm-9.30pm at Oakham Castle. Music from Funk Soul Brother, The Houndogs, The Atlantics, Govannen, Calder, Monroe and Rutland Youth Dance Academy. Tickets £10 for adults and £3 for under 16s from Music and More, Oakham, The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, and http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274233 or £15 (£5 for under 16s) on the gate. Proceeds to The Karen Ball Fund.

OAKHAM ALE TRAIL (Day four) - 11am to 10.30pm, Rutland County Museum. Rutland Camra’s annual event includes more than 100 real ales. Admission is 50p to £1.

BI-ANNUAL CHURCH FETE - for The St Nicholas Church, 2pm Bulwick Hall. Includes Thrapston Town Band , teas, tombola, raffle and stalls. Access to gardens is via the Red Lodge road in Bulwick (just off the A43).

NGS GARDEN - Orchard House, Hambleton. Admission £3.50 adults, free for children under 16. Home made teas will be served in Hambleton Village Hall in the event of bad weather.

RIDE FOR RYDER - bike 25 miles, 55 miles or 85 miles starting and finishing at Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough. Register on the day from 7.30pm for £25. Sponsorship welcome but not essential. OPEN GARDEN - 2-5pm, Walcot Hall. Includes refreshments, classic cars, fundraising stalls. In aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough. Admission £4 for adults and £1 for children.

FLOWER FESTIVAL - with a Dickensian twist, 11am-5pm, St Leonard’s Church, Rockingham. Rockingham Castle estate is open as usual, with access to the church.

ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL - 11am-5pm, St James’ Church, Aslackby. The gardens at the Grade I listed manor house will also be open.

WATERMILL DISCOVERY TOUR - 9.30am-5pm, Sacrewell Farm. Adults £7.50 (£6.50), Child (2-16) £5.50, Family £23. 01780 782254; www.sacrewell.org.uk

PETERBOROUGH RAMBLERS - Sawtry. Park in St Judith’s Lane car park at 10am for 10 mile walk. Stewart: 01487 831458;07780 807182.

PETERBOROUGH YOUNGER WALKERS- Lower Benefield. Meet by the church in Lower at 10.30am, 12½ miles. Dean and Janet 07838 475001

BROWNE’S HOSPITAL - Broad Street, Stamford. 2-4pm,until the end of September. Admission £2.50 adults, £2 senior citizens, £1 children.

QUIZ NIGHT - 9pm, teams of 1 - 6, £ 1pp ( includes midway snacks ). The Angel Inn Yarwell.

Monday, June 30

STAMFORD HEALTH WALK - Meet The Garden House Hotel at 1.45pmfor 2pm prompt start. Details: Gwyn 01780 751984 or Doreen 01778 590533.

CORBY GLEN AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY - Mr Nic Lance will talk on the Gardens of Lincolnshire at the Ron Dawson Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Refreshments, raffle. Visitors, welcome £2.

Tuesday, July 1

STEVE HOLBROOK -7pm for 7.30pm, William Cecil Hotel, Stamford. Tickets £17 from 01476 562291, or £18 on the door.

Wednesday, July 2

STRETTON FEAST TALK - I Never Knew That with Jill Collinge, 7pm St Nicholas Church. Tickets £10 including wine/soft drinks and canapes from Lesseydjlessey@havmail.co.uk; 01780410533. All proceeds will go to the church.

HISTORY TALK - The Causes of World War One with Don Chiswell, 7.30pm Stamford Arts Centre. Tickets £5 (£4) from 01780 763203.

Thursday, July 3

THURSDAY STROLLERS - Braunston-in-Rutland. Meet near the church at 1.30pm, 5 miles.

Angie 07890 738766/Chris 01778 344955

Saturday, July 5

BATTLE PROMS - gates 4.30pm, entertainment 6.20pm, Burghley House. Tickets £35 (£40 on the day), £17 for children aged five to 15, under fours free. www.battleproms.com

EDENHAM CHURCH GARDEN FETE - 3pm in the Vicarage Gardens with traditional garden games to play plus wonderful homemade teas available all afternoon. A wide selection of stalls including tombola, white elephant and raffle. Proceeds to the church.

SOUTH WITHAM SUMMER GALA - from 12.30pm - 6pm. Village Hall. Live entertainment, barbecue, bar, inflatables, stalls and much more. To book a stall - £7 or car boot £5. Contact Kathy - 01572 767519 or SWVHMC mobile 07745 032 450. E-mail: swvhmc@hotmail.co.uk.

STAMFORD ENDOWED SCHOOLS SPORTS CENTRE OPEN DAY - 10am to 5.30pm, Conduit Road.

BILLINGBOROUGH OPEN GARDENS - 11am to 5pm in aid of St Andrew’s Church. Adults entry to all gardens by programme £3 per person. Schoolchildren free. Programmes available from the Post Office or on the 10 gardens open of varying size and nature. Plant stall at Ivy House, Folkingham Road, refreshments, model railway, exhibition and art exhibition at church.

STRAWBERRY FAYRE - 2-5pm, Uppingham Church, church hall and surrounds. Stalls including freshly made waffles, bowling alley, tombola, lucky dip, white elephant, Fair Trade, plant quiz and strawberries and cream teas.

SUMMER FETE - 2-5pm. Includes classic car display, stalls, entertainment, games, competition, bouncy castle, raffle and refreshements. The event will end with a massive balloon race release.

OUNDLE FOOD FESTIVAL - festival and street Market to open the 2-week Oundle Festival. Stalls providing an amazing diversity of produce and producers, tastings, street theatre and the Fringe Festival. www.oundlefestival.org.uk; 01832 274734

CHARITY BOOK STALL - 9am-1pm, Oakham Market. In aid of EMICS and the air ambulance.

MALCOLM SARGENT SCHOOL SUMMER FAYRE AND CAR BOOT SALE - 1pm - 4pm. Spitfire flypast; World Cup ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition; meet Anna the Ice Princess; tombolas, raffle (over 30 prizes) and silent auction; fun fair and bouncy castles; face painting and nail art; vintage car; fire, police and bomb disposal; barbecue and refreshments. Call now to book a car boot pitch or a stall: 07542 665831.

Sunday, July 6

BUG HUNT - 2pm Bourne Wood Main Car Park. £2 donation appreciated. Join the Friends of Bourne Wood to hunt for bugs in the wood, catching them in nets and then identifying them. If wet, call 07760468052 to check event is running.

STAMFORD ENDOWED SCHOOLS SPORTS CENTRE OPEN DAY - 10am to 5.30pm, Conduit Road.

BILLINGBOROUGH OPEN GARDENS - 11am to 5pm in aid of St Andrew’s Church. Adults entry to all gardens by programme £3 per person. Schoolchildren free. Programmes available from the Post Office or on the 10 gardens open of varying size and nature. Plant stall at Ivy House, Folkingham Road, refreshments, model railway, exhibition and art exhibition at church.

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OPEN DAY - for Bourne branch of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, 10.30am-4.30pm, Willow Tree Farm between Pode Hole and Tongue End. Guided walks, bird watching, activities for children, refreshments. Free admission.

BASTON CAR AND BIKE SHOW - veteran, vintage, classics and modern vehicles, live bands barbecue, picnic area and full bar with real ales.

AFTERNOON TEA - 3-5pm St Peter’s Church, Tilton on th Hill. Disabled access, cream teas, cakes, tea, coffee. All profits to the bell tower restoration fund.